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028: Maria Storgaard and the Downsized Life

Who is Maria?

Maria Storgaard, along with her husband Mortem, has been happily married for 11 years and has been downsizing since spring 2011. Maria is a creative person, loves to research new space saving possibilities, and is a Youtuber at Go Downsize and One Girl, One Suitcase. She loves design and has studied both architecture and fashion design. She likes to optimize anything she can get her hands on.

For relaxation she doodles house ideas and hopes to someday build her own house. Maria has been bit by the travel bug since she was 17, and loves adventure and experimenting.

Quotes from Maria

Be in touch with who you are. Recognize your dreams, your gifts, your talents, and then try to live out some of that and really use it. (10:08)

Be conscious of who you are and what you want to do. There’s nothing wrong with having a house, a steady job, a car, the norm, but it needs to be what you want to do and needs to fit you. If you don’t feel that the shoe fits then try and do something different (11:06)

Focus on the most important and impactful thing that’s realistic for you to do right now, and then add the other tasks later. Like focus on what needs to get done today and then do that. (20:46)


What You’ll Learn

  • How Maria and her husband were able to get out of $80,000 in debt by downsizing
  • How to manage a busy YouTube production schedule while on the road with a baby
  • The upsides and downsides of an unconventional lifestyle

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